Photo of Will Holden
Drafted By: Cardinals

Combine Results

Grade
5.53 ?
  • 5.47 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 111.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.71 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.72 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Holden can be a swing tackle for an O-line unit that needs depth. He likely won't see many reps in his rookie season, but he's a solid stash-and develop-player. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'7" Height
  • 33 1/4" Arm Length
  • 311LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Operates with adequate body control at the point of attack and in space. Efficient in his movement. Climbs to the second level and is patient before engaging. Has power in his push and can be an effective drive blocker in the running game. Technician who plays with good fundamentals to counter his athletic limitations. Very good core strength with an ability to anchor after an early bull rush. Can lock down pass rushers with his grip strength.

Weaknesses

Has some quickness limitations that will likely necessitate a move to the right side. Has short arms which affects his ability to re-direct pass rushers around the pocket once they get to his edge. Plays with relatively heavy feet and will struggle to mirror in space. Reach blocks and shutting down stunts will be challenging. Simply doesn't have enough gain in his kick slide to handle edge speed. Had trouble shutting down tackle/end twists.

Draft Projection

Round 3-4

Bottom Line

Three-year starter with experience at both tackle positions, Holden's lack of speed to the edge in his kick slides makes a career at the left tackle spot unlikely. He has good power as a drive blocker and should be a natural fit on the right side. Offensive line coaches will fret over his short arms, but he's a tough guy, with core strength and plus technique who can win a spot on a roster.
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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